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English Language Arts Grade Level Considerations for Grades 6–8. Considerations for Middle School (Grades 6–8) . Reading level Contexts Item Difficulty Assessment Targets. Style Guide. Reading Level. Increasingly complex text, independence and proficiency

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considerations for middle school grades 6 8
Considerations for Middle School (Grades 6–8)
  • Reading level
  • Contexts
  • Item Difficulty
  • Assessment Targets
reading level
Reading Level
  • Increasingly complex text, independence and proficiency
  • Claim 1 (Reading) and 3 (Speaking and Listening) passages range from being above, at, or below grade level
  • For claim 2 (Writing) and 4 (Research) the passages one grade below the assessed grade
vocabulary
Vocabulary

Use language that is clear and vocabulary that is at or below the assessed grade level

Appropriate to middle school students

Vocabulary measured in context must be at least two levels above grade

middle school context
Middle School Context
  • Appropriate
    • historical figures and events
    • space exploration
    • school community
    • robots
  • Inappropriate
    • fear of dentists
    • philosophy
    • constitutional construction
    • driving
    • voting
    • work
item difficulty
Item Difficulty
  • Items should include a range of difficulty
  • Anticipated difficulty for sample items
smarter balanced english language arts claims and assessment targets
Smarter Balanced English Language Arts Claims and Assessment Targets
  • Claim 1: Reading
  • Claim 2: Writing
  • Claim 3: Speaking & Listening
  • Claim 4: Research
middle school claim 1 reading
Middle School Claim 1: Reading

Students can read closely and analyticallyto comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.

Selected Response, ConstructedResponse, and Technology-Enhanced Items

45% Literary texts: stories, poems, plays/drama, myths, mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction

55% Informational texts: literary nonfiction, historical documents, scientific articles, technical texts

middle school claim 2 writing
Middle School Claim 2: Writing

Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.

  • Selected Response, ConstructedResponse, Technology-Enhanced Items and Performance Tasks
  • Middle School Claim 2 Performance Tasks include:
    • Narrative writing
    • Informational/explanatory writing
    • Argumentative writing
middle school claim 3 speaking listening
Middle School Claim 3: Speaking & Listening

Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.

  • Selected Response, ConstructedResponse, or Technology-Enhanced Items
  • Middle School Performance Tasks
    • Oral presentations
middle school claim 4 research
Middle School Claim 4: Research

Students can engage in research / inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.

Selected Response, ConstructedResponse,and Technology-Enhanced Items

Performance Tasks

Real world sources

Multiple sources

middle school english language arts grade level considerations
Middle School English Language ArtsGrade Level Considerations

Vocabulary, style, context, and item difficulty

Claims and assessment targets from the Smarter Balanced Content Specifications

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